Wireless activation improvements.

Greg Smith gregsmitholpc at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 13:02:02 EST 2008

Hi Guys,

Lease management/renewal is a different feaure which I call Activation 
lease security. The requirements are written: 

Ethiopia and Peru have signed off that those requirements meet their 
needs and I am tracking it as a top priority for 9.1.0. I plan to run it 
by Uruguayan technical leads ASAP.

I mention Ethiopia in regards to initial Activation because they use a 
custom image and I know its painful to setup all the XOs via USB in a 

Peru, Rwanda, Haiti and essentially all the large deployments will 
benefit from this feature, when its available (hopefully 8.2.1 but no 
confirmed date yet). That is, if they are willing to put an AP and a 
school server in their installation "warehouse".

We still have to tease apart in the "in school activation" case from the 
"warehouse" case. My impression is that they are always activated in the 
"warehouse" but that needs validation.

FYI, two other related features on the docket for 9.1 are:
Faster imaging
Image customization
in the section: 

Those are due for an update (preview: I plan to ask for one click XO 
image cloning) and another round of sanity check with engineers and 
users. I hope to get to that next week.


Greg S

Martin Langhoff wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 3:27 PM, Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org> wrote:
>> The primary use case that the Ethiopia team is interested in is
>> automating/simplifying the lease *renewal* which is done at schools,
>> not a warehouse.
> Lease renewal is -- unfortunately -- missing big chunks in 8.2 . I
> don't think it's doable for 8.2.1. I'm trying to coordinate an effort
> (eith Ed's help) to team up with Michael and/or Scott to get this done
> as soon as 8.2.1 is out, with a target of 9.1 or (if people make a
> strong case for it) 8.2.2.
> cheers,
> m

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